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Old 06-18-2007, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default What's the Best Yeast for a Boulevard Wheat Clone?

My daughters graduation party is in July and she wants me to brew a Boulevard. I'm following Dude's recipe but backing off the grain bill a bit to keep the ABV% down and keep this a summer session.

I want to be careful to stay away from the clove & banana strains, as this is a...well...a Boulevard Wheat drinking crowd and likely their first exposure to homebrew. I'll have plenty of my SNPA, Bass Ale and ESB flowing too for the more adventurous crowd.

Can anyone recommend a good wheat beer yeast that would work?

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My daughters graduation party is in July and she wants me to brew a Boulevard. I'm following Dude's recipe but backing off the grain bill a bit to keep the ABV% down and keep this a summer session.

I want to be careful to stay away from the clove & banana strains, as this is a...well...a Boulevard Wheat drinking crowd and likely their first exposure to homebrew. I'll have plenty of my SNPA, Bass Ale and ESB flowing too for the more adventurous crowd.

Can anyone recommend a good wheat beer yeast that would work?

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Not sure about the yeast but I must say that my variation on your Blue Balls Wit has been a big hit with my friends and family. Both with those that appreciate beer and those that don't really drink beer. Not many in my family are BMC drinkers so I don't have data on that subject.
I had a Mild, an Oatmeal Stout, an IPA and your Wit. A couple people preferred the Stout, a couple the IPA, but a half dozen or more really like the Wit, including my wife. Looks like I will have to make more.

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WLP001 or even WLP320.

I believe Boulevard uses the WLP001. For slight banana-clove, use 320. It is what I use in my Am. Wheat and everyone digs it.

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Not sure about the yeast but I must say that my variation on your Blue Balls Wit has been a big hit with my friends and family. Both with those that appreciate beer and those that don't really drink beer. Not many in my family are BMC drinkers so I don't have data on that subject.
I had a Mild, an Oatmeal Stout, an IPA and your Wit. A couple people preferred the Stout, a couple the IPA, but a half dozen or more really like the Wit, including my wife. Looks like I will have to make more.

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Glad to hear it. It's a staple at my house.

Thanks Cheese & Dude for the references and recommendations.
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I think WLP001, Wyeast 1056, or safale 05 (formerly US 56).

I think that's what most "American wheats" use, and that especially sounds like the best choice for what you're going for.

I just did a Bell's Oberon clone for summer quaffing--I used safale 05.

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I agree with the Dude

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I used wlp320 in Dude's clone. It turned out pretty good, just a little to hoppy. I blame that on the fact I did not have a scale yet and just estimated it.

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I used wlp320 in Dude's clone. It turned out pretty good, just a little to hoppy. I blame that on the fact I did not have a scale yet and just estimated it.
On a scale of 1-10, how strong was the banana clove presence? (1 being none at all and 10 being pretty dominant)?
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(1). I hate that taste and I can not detect it at all.

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